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Army secretary honors top recruiters

Tue, 02/05/2019 - 12:00am
Army Secretary Mark T. Esper honored 13 recruiters for their efforts this past quarter.

New shelter to protect Soldiers from extreme cold, boost survivability

Tue, 02/05/2019 - 12:00am
The CCDC Soldier Center, with support from the Army's Manufacturing Technology program, known as ManTech, developed a thermal shelter insulation liner with Electromagnetic Interference, or EMI, shielding that significantly reduces detection of electromagnetic signatures.

Army aviation regiments test their mettle at Fort Bliss

Tue, 02/05/2019 - 12:00am
Huddled inside a tightly compacted room of a flight hangar, a group of National Guard Soldiers shuffled playing cards as they exchanged jokes with one another. Suddenly, the jovial ambiance was interrupted by an urgent radio call for a medical evacuation. Without hesitation, the Soldiers sprang into action as they ran toward their UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters, gathered all of their equipment and then ascended into the skies … all in a matter of about 15 minutes.

Service members reap benefits of tax law changes

Tue, 02/05/2019 - 12:00am
Recent changes in tax law mean that many in uniform could see big returns when they file their 2018 taxes.

Bor brothers lead Army to cross country championship

Mon, 02/04/2019 - 12:00am
Sgt. Emmanuel Bor led the Army men's team to gold in the Armed Forces Cross Country Championship Feb. 2 and said he was motivated by running with his younger brother and Olympian, Staff Sgt. Hillary Bor, who finished third.

Sniper training aims to promote international partnership

Mon, 02/04/2019 - 12:00am
As part of the next phase of an ongoing international partnership between Fort Benning and the German military, a German soldier recently trained American Soldiers on sniper craft at Fort Benning, Ga., with plans this year for an American Soldier to instruct German sniper students in Germany.

"Fury from the Sky" helps Army diversify its network

Mon, 02/04/2019 - 12:00am
Paratroopers with 1-508th Parachute Infantry Regiment (PIR), 82nd Airborne Division (Air Assault) continue to assess the Integrated Tactical Network concept, which is providing smaller, lighter, faster and more flexible communications systems with multiple connectivity options that are available primarily at the battalion and below level, down to the dismounted Soldier.

Ironhorse Soldiers reflect on rotation, lessons learned

Mon, 02/04/2019 - 12:00am
GRAFENWOEHR, Germany - Soldiers with the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, prepare for the second phase of Combined Resolve XI, at the Camp Aachen training area, Grafenwoehr, Germany, Jan. 18, 2019. The Soldiers of the Ironhorse brigade are almost home with their final field problem approaching.

US, Thai Soldiers partner to hone their squad-level tactics

Sun, 02/03/2019 - 12:00am
The squad was briefed that an enemy element in the area was using a structure to coordinate attacks on friendly forces. It needed to be cleared to allow friendly forces freedom of movement so they could continue their mission. When the squad members had all the information they needed, they went through their drills and moved out.

Army spouse first to benefit from new Missouri employment rule

Fri, 02/01/2019 - 12:00am
During a ceremony at the Missouri Supreme Court Wednesday, Karen Towns became the first military spouse to be sworn into the Missouri Bar Association under a new rule that creates a pathway for attorney-spouses to practice law while stationed in Missouri.

New monument honors all-female, African-American battalion

Fri, 02/01/2019 - 12:00am
During World War II, sitting in aircraft hangars at Birmingham, England, were millions of undelivered pieces of mail and packages. Those U.S. service members in Europe took notice that no mail was being delivered and Army officials reported that a lack of reliable mail was hurting morale. It was predicted that it would take six months to clear the backlog in England, but who was up for the task?

Super Bowl LIII to highlight Soldiers in South Korea

Fri, 02/01/2019 - 12:00am
For the first time ever, this Sunday's Super Bowl will feature a live shot of over 100 Soldiers from the 2nd Infantry Division in South Korea during the national anthem.

New program aims to improve management of civilian talent

Fri, 02/01/2019 - 12:00am
U.S. Army Human Resources Command (HRC) is now offering the Gemstone Program to enhance leadership skills for all grades of civilian employees.

RDECOM transitions to Army Futures Command

Thu, 01/31/2019 - 12:00am
The Army Materiel Command and Army Futures Command held a ceremony today transitioning the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command from AMC to AFC. The official date of the transfer is Feb. 3 during which RDECOM will be renamed Combat Capabilities Development Command.

Cyber Soldiers reflect upon their mission, professional opportunities

Thu, 01/31/2019 - 12:00am
Army cyber warriors often say one of the things they like about cyber as a career is that it offers the challenges and opportunities of engaging in cyberspace operations either at a desk or in a tactical environment.

Greece offers unique opportunity for tactical training

Wed, 01/30/2019 - 12:00am
Aviation Soldiers with the 4th Combat Aviation Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, and the Hellenic Army conducted a combined arms live fire exercise at Litochoro, Greece, January 24. U.S. and Hellenic forces exchanged tactics, techniques, and procedures in order to increase overall lethality as a NATO force, enhance the ability to work with outside organizations, and train tactical capabilities with live fire exercises.

Army offers more flexibility with new parental leave policy

Wed, 01/30/2019 - 12:00am
The Army has doubled the amount of parental leave available to fathers and other secondary caregivers of newborn infants with a policy that also provides more leave flexibility for mothers.

Soldiers see Afghan security forces taking lead with new capabilities

Wed, 01/30/2019 - 12:00am
Col. David Zinn, commander of 4th Infantry Division's 2nd Brigade Combat Team who also served as the deputy commander of Train Advise Assist Command-South, spoke to reporters about his brigade's nine-month deployment that ended in November.

Trapped, Soldiers endure brutal firefight during siege of Hue

Wed, 01/30/2019 - 12:00am
The ferocity of the Tet Offensive on Jan. 30, 1968, surprised most Americans, including service members manning the American Forces television station in Hue, Vietnam. After a five-day standoff, it became the only AFN station ever overrun by enemy forces.

Primary care behavioral health screenings to change

Wed, 01/30/2019 - 12:00am
Army military treatment facilities across Europe will soon see a change in the way behavioral health screenings are completed at primary care appointments.